It’s something I hear over and over from Christian women living in the west: “I’m not supposed to marry outside of my religion!” This happens again and again when the issue of marrying outside of Christianity (and especially Muslim men) comes up.
I am amazed at this attitude. Firstly, would be so heinously wrong with marrying someone who prays, fasts, gives in charity and believes in enjoining good things and forbidding evil ones? Not only that, but someone who believes these things are obligatory and espouses faith in an age of near-complete nihilism?
I fail to see how such a person could fail to be a good husband, especially given the firm belief of every sincere young Muslim man in the concept of gheerah – having jealousy and protectiveness over your wives, daughters*, mothers and so on. It means wanting to keep them safe and ensure they aren’t made into sexual objects. In an age in which sexual assault and harassment are recognised as huge problems, this can only be a positive.
I notice that the overwhelming majority of such comments come from western “Christians”. I wonder if they realise how stupid they sound. In the Middle East, marriages between Christian women and Muslim men are not only common, but permissible in Islam, provided that the limits set by God are met.
Allah says in the Qur’an:
“Made lawful to you this day are At‑Tayyibaat [all kinds of Halaal (lawful) foods, which Allah has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, milk products, fats, vegetables and fruits)]. The food (slaughtered cattle, eatable animals) of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) is lawful to you and yours is lawful to them.
(Lawful to you in marriage) are chaste women from the believers and chaste women from those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) before your time when you have given their due Mahr (bridal-money given by the husband to his wife at the time of marriage), desiring chastity (i.e. taking them in legal wedlock) not committing illegal sexual intercourse, nor taking them as girlfriends. al-Maa’idah 5:5
If you Christian woman went up to a Middle Eastern Christian in, say, Lebanon or elsewhere and told them that they couldn’t marry someone outside of their own religion, some of those Christians would look at you as if you were nuts, and even bigoted.
It’s all the more ironic due to the fact that this attitude, more often than not, is peddled by Christians from America – some of the most amoral that you can find. The ones that either dismiss, deform or ignore what remains of the Bible to accommodate their lusts and desires. Homosexuality? They say it’s ok. Usury? They say it’s fine. Alcohol? The same story. Who cares what the Bible says? “Gay Christians” have even become a fad.
They routinely delete what they don’t like whenever it contradicts any of their nihilist pleasures. All they need to do is occasionally go to church and put a little wooden cross round their necks. If you went up to a Lebanese Christian and promoted sodomy, they’d be repulsed. If you justified American imperialism under the guise of spreading “freedom”, they’d often be just as repulsed by that too.
Its telling that figures like Mia Khalifa – a notorious pornographic actress of Christian Lebanese origins – has been either ignored or accepted among supposedly morally superior Americans. In Lebanon, the reaction to her degeneracy (which included mocking the hijab in a pornographic movie) was universal revulsion among Christians and Muslims alike, to the extent that Khalifa’s parents disowned her and blamed American culture for their daughter’s behaviour.
It’s very telling that the Christians that live in the closest proximity to Muslims are the ones that are often the most modest, religiously devout and tolerant. In the Chaldean Christian churches of Iraq, women still cover their hair when they go to church. This is still done even among the Chaldeans of America, most of whom sadly backed Trump.
Living among modest, God-fearing Muslims has meant that their casting off of the remnants of Christianity has been gradual in comparison to the rapid rot of their compatriots in the west, even if this lingering remnant of modesty is increasingly being destroyed via the globalist monoculture in the form of western styles, movies and values (or lack thereof) spreading among Eastern Christian communities.
Even in Eastern Europe, Christian coexistence with Muslims has been much more peaceful than the “co-existence” promoted by America, in which Christians, motivated by religious beliefs, outsource their violence to the American state by backing and joining the US military in bombing, raping and slaughtering Muslims under the banner of a secular flag, using the excuse that they don’t (officially) commit their crimes under the banner of Christianity to claim “Islam is more violent” by comparison.
In the Ottoman Empire, Jews and Christians were allowed to live under their own laws and interact amicably with the Muslim population (which, at one point, was a minority among a majority of Christians and Jews). After the Spanish monarchs expelled the Jews from Spain in 1492 (following the invasion and destruction of Muslim Spain) the Ottoman Empire accepted the persecuted with open arms. The descendants of the Jewish refugees would eventually conspire to destroy the very state that had given them refuge.
Let’s look at yet another example. In 1941, Germany invaded Yugoslavia. The Ustaša, a Croat Catholic cum fascist movement, used the invasion to come to power & form the Independent State of Croatia. Its leader, Ante Pavelić, was a devout Christian with far-right leanings who, under the banner of Catholicism, viciously persecuted Serbs.
Pavelic was brutal. But, unlike world powers today, didn’t hide behind secularism when he committed his atrocities. Therefore his crimes are seen as appalling. America’s “secular” crimes are excusable.
There is no room for nihilism, genocide or destruction of the family in Islam. There is, however, room for mass murder, bigotry, hedonism and hypocrisy under the liberal democratic facade.
To put it bluntly, I laugh in derisive disgust when I see or hear some miniskirt-sporting ignoramus from California (who derides Muslim women for emulating Mary in their modest dress) declare that she can’t marry a Muslim man with three times her piety.
*I fixed a typo in the second paragraph: I meant to say daughters when addressing gheerah, not sons.